UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Terry Shaw, according to Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill.
SPOKANE — An Omak man’s conviction for second-degree theft has been reduced by the state Court of Appeals to third-degree theft and the case has been sent back to Okanogan County Superior Court for resentencing.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his Facebook page early Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill protecting the Methow Headwaters area from mining has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and now goes to the president for his signature.
OROVILLE - Chamber of Commerce President Karen Frisbie announced the deadline for nominations for 2018 Best of Oroville has been extended to Monday, March 18. Nominations can be made online at https://form.jotform.com/90398770141157.
TONASKET — Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) board chairman Mike Pruitt attended Thursday’s meeting of North Valley Hospital (NVH) Board of Commissioners, describing the collaboration between the two hospitals as an “innovative idea.”
OKANOGAN — A 1.5 percent overall increase in the base charge for electricity is under consideration by Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners.
OKANOGAN — A recall petition filed against two Tonasket City Council members was dismissed Thursday in Okanogan County Superior Court during a hearing to determine sufficiency of the charges and adequacy of ballot synopsis.
TONASKET — City council members approved a contract for law enforcement services with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
City council had a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6, with the intent to approve the creation of a new position for an internal compliance administrator.
Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee Members had first and second readings on several policy updates that, if approved, will be effective for this year’s fair, Sept. 5-8.
Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country.
im and Julie Alley were named this year’s grand marshals for Founders Day 2019, announced at the annual Tonasket Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday, Jan. 26.
Due to inclement weather, several area schools are planning closures and delays for classes on Wednesday, Jan. 23. This list will be updated as information becomes available.
Tonasket Middle School and High School administrators performed a drug dog sweep of both buildings in conjunction with Phoenix Protective Corporation Tuesday morning, Jan. 22.
The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office is struggling with deputy retention and is considering a proposed voter-approved public safety property tax levy that would be in in place for six years, and/or a voter-approved public safety sales tax increase of 0.3 percent.
North Valley Hospital leaders will host a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, to discuss the future of the district’s obstetrical (OB) department.
How can I not be the biological mother to my children I gave birth to? That was the question former Twisp resident Amelia Minuoza kept asking herself after a two-year struggle with a DNA conundrum.
Members of the city’s public safety committee, along with Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover and Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss city’s policing needs following the mayor’s decision to disband the police department.
Legislative Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joined senior citizens for lunch last week at the Tonasket Senior Center, where he spoke to a large audience after they sang “Happy Birthday” to Kretz.
Last week an excavator began tearing down the Bridgeport Middle School and old district office. The building was outdated and needed modern construction in order to provide a positive learning environment for students, according the Bridgeport School District Superintendent Scott Sattler.
Tonasket City Planner Kurt Danison of Highland Associates and city council member Jill Ritter presented information on the U.S. Highway 97 Reconstruction Project, formerly known as the “Magnificent Mile,” to the chamber of commerce Tuesday, Jan. 8.
“The Cops N’ Kids event went really well,” Police chief Nattalie Cariker told the city council during a regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Avis (Erickson) does a lot for it…it’s always appreciated.”
A proposed law requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the state Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21.
Tisha Jones, Manager of Peace Officer Certification of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, clarified yesterday, Jan. 10, that former Tonasket Police Officer John Cruz's reserve training certificate lapsed June 20, 2018. Cruz was sworn in to work as a police officer under former Police Chief Darin Odegaard on July 9, 2018.
On Dec. 15, Usofono “Fono” Muasau went to a scheduled dialysis appointment, when he received a call about a kidney donated in Seattle that was a match. A kidney was donated to Virginia Mason Seattle, and was ready for Usofono Muasau the night of December 15, if he could get to Seattle within six hours.
City council members voted to temporarily disband the Tonasket Police Department and contract with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2. Officer Jose Perez, who began with the Tonasket Police Department in October 2018, was laid off Sunday, Jan. 6, according to Mayor Dennis Brown.
NORTH POLE - Santa is officially on his way delivering presents to good boys and girls - and coal to all the others - and the US government is again tracking his whereabouts.
- Police investigate Oroville homicide
- Winthrop man arrested in homicide
- Boy dies while hiking near Oroville
- Man faces assault charges after stabbing
- Transportation study looks out to 2040
- Inmate hospitalized after fight
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- Omak man’s conviction reduced
- Alvarez selected May Fest queen
- ‘Xanadu’ skates onto Omak stage
- Hub Arkush: San Francisco 49ers among teams with best free-agent plans
- Summer stream flows could be concern
- Training offered for wildfire contractors
- Vejraska wins Angus awards
- Appeals court rejects Small’s appeal
- Retail power sales lower than expected
- Base rate increase goes to improvements
- PUD spends nearly a million on February power